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The purpose of this case was to see the benefits of Trigger Point Dry Needling in conjunction with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for the treatment of lumbar radiculopathy regarding the range of motion, strength, sensation, reduction of pain, improve functional ability, and quality of life.
Traditional interventions for this diagnosis include strengthening exercises, modalities such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and even surgery as a last resort. There is limited research available regarding Trigger Point Dry Needling in conjunction with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for lumbar radiculopathy.4 This case report supports the idea that this physical therapy treatment intervention has positive outcomes in a short duration improving quality of life and functional ability.
St. Augustine, FL
Acupuncture Therapy, Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation, Radiculopathy, Trigger Points, Physical Therapy Modalities
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Patel, Mayur and Bourgeois, Todd, "Effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling in Conjunction with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for a Patient with Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Case Report" (2018). St. Augustine, Fall 2018. 2.